11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

11 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Monteverde
— 1 night
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Manuel Antonio
— 1 night
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Tortuguero
— 1 day
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
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Poas Volcano National Park
— 2 nights

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Monteverde

Monteverde ©
Monteverde is all about natural attractions, not surprising for an eco-tourism hotspot known for its cloud forests and rich diversity of animal life.
On the 19th (Sun), stop by Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. On the next day, take a peaceful walk through Curi Cancha Reserve, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ranario Monteverde Frog Pond.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Monteverde trip itinerary planner.

Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis to Monteverde is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Basseterre to Monteverde is minus 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Monteverde

Wildlife · Parks · Adventure · Tours
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Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve
Zipline
Curi Cancha Reserve ©
Curi Cancha Reserve

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Manuel Antonio

Manuel Antonio ©
The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then stroll through Playa Manuel Antonio.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Manuel Antonio trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Tortuguero.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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Tortuguero

Tortuguero ©

Costa Rica's Amazon

One of Costa Rica's least accessible destinations, Tortuguero sits within an eponymous national park and remains accessible only by plane or boat.
On the 22nd (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Tortuguero National Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tortuguero vacation planner.

You can drive from Manuel Antonio to Tortuguero in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In April in Tortuguero, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Nature · Parks
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Tortuguero National Park ©
Tortuguero National Park

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La Fortuna de San Carlos

Set against the backdrop of the imposing Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna de San Carlos offers visitors a chance to explore diverse natural landscapes and sample some delicious local produce.
La Fortuna de San Carlos is known for nature, adventure, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall, contemplate the geological forces at Arenal Volcano, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

Before you visit La Fortuna de San Carlos, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Tortuguero to La Fortuna de San Carlos by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Poas Volcano National Park.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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River Rafting & Tubing
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Arenal Volcano
Arenal Volcano

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Poas Volcano National Park

Poas Volcano National Park
A trip to Poas Volcano National Park allows you to see one of the world's largest craters, trek through a lush rainforest, and visit a coffee plantation all on the same day.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at La Paz Waterfall and Peace Lodge Gardens and then take in the dramatic scenery at Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz.

Discover how to plan a Poas Volcano National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Poas Volcano National Park in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Poas Volcano National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano

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